Category Archives: Aviation

Flying Blind: The Army’s First Night Fighters of World War II

By Kyle Thede, SC&A intern and Public History graduate student In the spring of 1942, only months into the United States’ involvement in World War II, the Army Air Forces were taking steps into uncharted territory. While Britain’s Royal Air … Continue reading






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What Were You Doing on the Day of the First Flight?

Today marks the 113th anniversary of the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The events of that historic day, December 17, 1903, are well recorded, including Orville Wright’s observations in his diary. Orville closed the entry with the mention … Continue reading






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Fred Marshall World War I Digitization Project Completed

We are pleased to announce that a variety of World War I materials from the Fred F. Marshall Papers (MS-53) are now freely available online, anytime, through the Wright State University Campus Online Repository, CORE Scholar. These recently digitized materials include … Continue reading






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